Talitha G

Book your tour with the Tender to the famous Talitha G

This unique craft was specially commissioned in 1992 from the Hacker Boat Company as a replica of the tender originally carried on JP Getty’s private Yacht during the 1930s.


Talitha G

Talitha G is a 262′ (80m) private super yacht, designed by Cox & Stephens for the Chairman of the Packard Car Company and built by Krupp at Kiel in 1930 as the MY Reveler. After a long career, including serving in WW2 as the USS Beaumont and suffering a breakdown in the Atlantic, she was laid up in Portugal. In 1988, she was purchased by J Paul Getty, who had her transported back to the UK where she underwent an extensive restoration. She was re-launched in 1993 and is still working for the family and under charter in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and elsewhere.

As part of the restoration, Getty commissioned from Hacker a pair of replica launches of the style originally in use in 1930. This particular Hacker runabout is constructed of mahogany on sawn frames, with horizontally planked, seam battened sides, diagonally planked epoxy coated bottom and laid mahogany decks and covering board over marine plywood. There is a central walk-through to the large aft cockpit, with lifting engine cover and aft bench seating. All upholstery and padding is upholstered in dark green vinyl. Timeless in style but benefiting from modern propulsion and building techniques, it presents a rare opportunity to enjoy the Venetian Lagoon aboard a modern classic, from the oldest builder of wooden runabouts in the world.

Hacker is the classic name in American boating sophistication and heritage. A fantastic boat for weddings or just a luxurious cruise in the Venetian Lagoon.